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Old 08-20-2004, 05:07 PM   #1
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suse 9.1 hdb problems


Hello just installed suse 9.1, I have a Slave drive that i plugged in after setup. I use it as hdb. Was working in redhat, fedora, and turbolinux as hdb after i configured fstab. I configured it on Suse 9.1 and it says that it doesn't see anything, On redhat and so on i had it set as a vfat. Any suggestions????????????? i got like 15 gig of stuff i have to get off of here.
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Old 08-20-2004, 05:47 PM   #2
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When you say you plugged it in after set-up,
did you do the same with the other distro's?

Is it definitely the second drive on the first
chain of your ide controller?

What output do you get from
fdisk -l


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Old 08-20-2004, 06:26 PM   #3
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I did plug in the drive after installing Redhat, Fedora, And Turbolinux and it worked fine, I unplug it on install just so i don't do something stupid. here is what the fdisk says. What is OnTrackDM6 and how do i get suse to see it?? THANKS
Rich P
Disk /dev/hda: 30.7 GB, 30735581184 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3736 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 9 72261 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 10 3736 29937127+ 5 Extended
/dev/hda5 10 3719 29800543+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda6 3720 3736 136521 82 Linux swap

Disk /dev/hdb: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 * 1 1023 8217243 54 OnTrackDM6
linux:/home/rick #
 
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OnTrack is a disk-management software that
would allow OSes (namely DOS) on machines
with old BIOS versions to access the entire
hard-drive.
Haven't seen that one in a while, maybe they
made some other enhancements. Have a
google. ;)


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Old 08-21-2004, 02:55 PM   #5
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I just Plugged in a USB hard drive and Suse picked it up fine as a vfat file system, Also put in a knoppix disk and started the computer and it found the hard drive Suse cant see, Also knoppix is seeing the drive as a vfat. I looked at the fstab and did the same in suse but it still says its not a valid fat file system. In Knoppix the fdisk says its a Win95

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Old 08-23-2004, 08:52 AM   #6
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I realativley new to Linux myself, but I encountered the same problem with the drive you a mentioning. I never was able to get Suse to recognize it.
The file type for mine said OnTrack6 and I ended up having to format it with reiser before it would be usable. I had about 90% or so already backed up though so it wasn't a big deal to me.
 
Old 08-23-2004, 05:49 PM   #7
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Thats exactly the same problem im having, I am using Knoppix to transfer the files on the drive in question to another drive, Then i will reformat the drive and put everything back.
Thanks
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